Meet our Women in Cyber
Kelsey Dixon, Financial Advisory Senior Associate
"In the coming years cyber will be unavoidable for everyone and it’s important that everyone be represented in the field."
Cyber Security has become one of the most popular and fast-developing fields in technology across the globe to date. Women currently make up 20% of the world’s population of Cyber professionals. Globally, Deloitte has been collaborating with clients and member firms to promote gender diversity in the Cyber Security industry and working towards closing the gap. The Cayman Islands firm is a leading example as to how Deloitte is working towards equal opportunity in Cyber roles, with over half of their Women in Cyber team having diverse roles at a leadership level.
Read Kelsey's profile below to learn more about the Cayman Islands Women in Cyber, the roles she plays at Deloitte, and how she is making an impact in the Cyber industry right now.
How did you get involved in Cyber Security?
I’ve been working in the IT department at various companies ever since I left high school, so cyber security has always been an item of importance throughout my career. After I graduated college I was hired as a Discovery Associate in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory department; now Senior Associate. In this position we have to be aware of security from all aspects not only protecting our systems but also how to get through security defenses in order to gather digital data for investigations.
How long have you been in Cyber? What developments have you seen over that course of time?
I’ve been in cyber since 2010, including full time at Deloitte since 2017. Over the course of that time much has changed, in my current position I’ve become more aware of the fast pace in which companies have to revise their security and encryption schemes. This is good news for the consumer; not only are more cyber safe products available but consumers are being more informed through the product advertising of the cyber threats out there and can make better decisions with how they share and store their data.
What trends do you expect to see in Cyber over the next 10 years?
I expect cultures will be a lot more technically enhanced, I think today a lot of people and companies still have a lot of catching up to do, many people still consider themselves “not very tech savvy” and companies still have very archaic, unsecure workflows. In 10 years with nothing but technological advances and threats advertised constantly they will have no choice but to become technologically adept.
What are the most challenging aspects of your role?
The most challenging is keeping up with the constant changes. One month one company does it the very best in the market, the next month another company does it better. To provide the best Discovery services, we need to always know the best forensic tools of the time.
Why should more women consider a role in Cyber
I think a lot of women are intimidated by it being a male dominated field right now, but as I’ve stated: in the coming years cyber will be unavoidable for everyone and it’s important that everyone be represented in the field.